Roasted Asparagus with Dijon-Lemon Sauce

I wanted a simple side dish to pair with the Chicken Cutlets with Tarragon-Mushroom Sauce and the Garlicky Quinoa with Toasted Pine Nuts, Chives, and Parsley that I was making for dinner. I found this recipe on Cooking Light and it looked simple and delicious. It took only minutes to make and we all enjoyed it. My kids aren’t huge fans of asparagus but they thought the sauce was tasty and gobbled it all up. I love that!!!

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with tin foil. Coat with cooking spray.

Combine the asparagus, 2 teaspoons of olive oil, minced garlic, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste, together in a large bowl, tossing well to coat evenly. Arrange asparagus mixture in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Bake at 425 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until crisp-tender.

Whisk together the remaining 2 teaspoons of olive oil, lemon zest and juice, Dijon mustard, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste, in a small bowl.

Arrange asparagus on a platter; drizzle juice mixture over asparagus. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

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Roasted Asparagus with Dijon-Lemon Sauce

Yield: 4

Total Time: 10 min.

Ingredients:

1 lb asparagus spears, wooden ends removed
4 tsp olive oil, divided
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tsp grated lemon zest
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with tin foil. Coat with cooking spray.

Combine the asparagus, 2 teaspoons of olive oil, minced garlic, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste, together in a large bowl, tossing well to coat evenly. Arrange asparagus mixture in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Bake at 425 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until crisp-tender.

Whisk together the remaining 2 teaspoons of olive oil, lemon zest and juice, Dijon mustard, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste, in a small bowl.

Arrange asparagus on a platter; drizzle juice mixture over asparagus. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Cooking Light

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16 Responses to “Roasted Asparagus with Dijon-Lemon Sauce”

  1. 1

    Anne ~ Uni Homemaker — June 25, 2013 @ 9:23 pm

    One of my favorite veggies! Love how this is prepared and it looks absolutely delicious Pam!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — June 25, 2013 @ 10:41 pm

    That dijon lemon sauce looks heavenly!

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    Rhonda — June 25, 2013 @ 11:03 pm

    I have been loving mustard lately, this looks great!

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    lenia — June 25, 2013 @ 11:42 pm

    A wonderful and tasteful side dish!
    Kisses!

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    Carmen Rosa — June 26, 2013 @ 1:59 am

    Hi Pam, this is a very light and easy way to prepare asparagus!!! The pictures look very appetizing!!

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    Joanne — June 26, 2013 @ 5:58 am

    That sauce is definitely the perfect accompaniment to asparagus!!

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — June 26, 2013 @ 7:41 am

    I love the simplicity of this side dish, Pam! Summer veggies really stand on their own without lots of seasonings or fuss. This Dijon sauce sounds perfect with the asparagus!

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    The Café Sucre Farine — June 26, 2013 @ 3:25 pm

    Wow, wow, wow! This looks fantastic, I want some for my dinner!

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    Jovina Coughlin — June 26, 2013 @ 3:32 pm

    The sauce looks perfect.

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — June 26, 2013 @ 3:42 pm

    Love how easy this dish seems to be to make, but what a punch the flavor must be. Really nice, thanks for sharing!

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    vanillasugarblog — June 26, 2013 @ 3:50 pm

    dijon makes any man eat their veggies!!
    swear by this Pam.

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    Peggy Recker — June 26, 2013 @ 5:16 pm

    This sounds really good!

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    Grubarazzi — June 26, 2013 @ 6:07 pm

    I LOVE roasting asparagus, but this lemon sauce takes it above and beyond! Can’t wait to try it.

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    Blond Duck — June 26, 2013 @ 7:27 pm

    I love how you always feature meals with sides!

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — June 27, 2013 @ 2:47 am

    Simple yet so scrumptious! Can’t get enough asparagus!

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    Chris — June 28, 2013 @ 11:07 am

    What is wrong with your kids, asparagus is the best veg ever! Have you ever had deep fried asparagus? OMG, so wonderful.

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